English version

lay something ↔ in

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlay something ↔ in phrasal verb especially British English formalKEEP/STOREto get and store a supply of something to use in the future He likes to lay in a few special drinks for the festive season. lay→ See Verb table
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lay inHe lay down in bed again slowly and unhappily.It lay out in front of Little Round Top, across a scrub-covered and rock-strewn valley.He laid booby traps in his house, and built lookout posts for anyone who came on to his property.These houses are laid out in terraces on the hillside with porticoes and colonnaded peristyles.Then she lay down in the water and let the scented heat wash over her.The bear fell over and lay still in the water.His use of location shooting, natural lighting, and lay actors stood in total contrast to the older expressionist cinema.He came and helped me lay it all in which was very nice.
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Verb table
lay
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylay
he, she, itlays
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylaid
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave laid
he, she, ithas laid
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad laid
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill lay
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have laid
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam laying
he, she, itis laying
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you, we, theyare laying
Past
I, he, she, itwas laying
you, we, theywere laying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been laying
he, she, ithas been laying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been laying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be laying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been laying
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